Live Boosh

I hope the new colour scheme isn’t putting anybody off? I’ve not been blogging very much recently. Mostly cos I couldn’t be arsed. But yesterday I was away to see The Mighty Boosh in Edinburgh. It’s the first time I’ve gone outside for almost four years. Why don’t I do it more often?!

Howard Moon and his ugly girlfriend Anyway, the Boosh were pretty good. Hopefully I’m keeping spoilers to an absolute minimum here. If I were to have one criticism it would be that is felt like they were just trying to crowbar as many of their ‘greatest hits’ into one show as they could. Lots of the same old jokes and the same old scenes, only with a re-jigged plot.

Of course you have to expect them to use their popular material — I’m sure one particular person in the crowd (who the entire audience told to “shut the fuck up!”) would have been disappointed if Old Gregg didn’t make an appearance. But most of the time it just felt like they were always gearing up to tell a joke that we’ve already heard rather than coming up with genuine new funnies.

Still, it was very funny. I thought they wouldn’t really be that bothered to entertain because it’s the middle of the tour and are surely fed up and tired, but they seemed to be enjoying themselves on stage. Julian Barratt was right in there taking the piss out of audience members from the start, which laid my fears to rest. There were lots of good bits — Noel Fielding and Rich Fulcher having a spit-spat and the Hitcher’s soliloquy, complete with a dig at BBC Three’s scheduling, particularly stuck in my mind.

I keep on remembering lots of stuff, as you do with these things. Looking at The Mighty Boosh website, I see that they are making a DVD of the live show, which is fantastic news! You can watch it again and again, etcetera. I’m looking forward to it.

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